SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is used to validate if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux shared hosting. This carried out from the section with the same name and you are able to allow the protection for any domain name on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers too, when needed. In case your emails are managed by us, you may also use a more secure option by setting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option can't be used if your site is hosted with us, but the email addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option will definitely improve your web protection and stop other people from forging your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you'll receive with this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection requires just several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you've never employed this type of function before, you will not have any troubles. Employing an exceptionally user-friendly interface, you will just have to enter the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we take care of your email messages, you will be able to enable an extra level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.